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USQ is developing and piloting a version of our Learning Management System (LMS) called Self-contained Moodle (an internet-independent version of the USQ student’s StudyDesk) that can operate independently without needing an internet connection. SAM will enable students to view and use the course materials and learning support features of the USQ LMS in a simulated online environment without having any possibility of gaining access to the internet. We are also investigating using eBook readers, which have no wireless or 3G connectivity capabilities, for students to access course and reference materials in order to extend learning beyond the computer lab and into personal and leisure time (for example, after routine daily lock-down). This paper presents an overview of the project and discusses some of the issues and early findings encountered.